The Filipino community in Bavaria put a spotlight on the Filipinos’ obsession with ube, with this year’s Independence Day celebration featuring various gastronomic interpretations of ube, cultural performances, concert of the Philippine Male Singers, ‘ube-themed’ Santacruzan, and ube recipe/cooking competition, among others.
The Philippine Consulate General in Frankfurt, which also conducted a consular outreach mission alongside the festivities, provided support to the Philippine Culture Club Nurnberg e.V. in organizing the second Ube Fiesta in Germany. Other government agencies that provided support to the event were the PH Department of Tourism Office in Frankfurt who took the opportunity to promote and gather participants to its ‘Bisita, Be My Guest’ tourism campaign; the Migrant Workers Office in Berlin that promoted Migrant Workers’ Day and sponsored prizes; and the Department of Agriculture Office in Brussels. END